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9 TO 5



Monday, October 16 from 7:00-10:00pm
Please go to the sign up genius link to reserve your spot:

What to prepare for auditions:

Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume
Auditions will consist of a 16-32 bar cutting from a musical theater song. An accompanist will be available. Please choose a piece that is NOT from the musical, but is in the same style of the show.
This show has not been pre-cast. All roles are open. Actors of all races, ethnicity, sizes, and across all gender spectrums are highly encouraged to apply
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at Desert Stages Theatre and potentially at Dancer’s Domain


Sunday, October 22 – 5:00 pm 
You will be notified by email if the team needs to see more from you


are scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 1st
-Cannot accept conflicts for Tech 
-Cannot accept conflicts for Performances 
-Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast
November 1 – December 27
Tech week: December 28 – January 4
Please note: There will be NO rehearsal on:
November 22 – November 25 (Thanksgiving)
December 22 – December 27 (Christmas)
January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast

Typical Rehearsal Schedule: 
First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal 7-10:30 pm 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays –  7-10:30 PM
Saturdays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm



Friday, January 5 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 PM 
Saturday, January 6 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 PM
Friday, January 12 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 13 at  2:00 PM
Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 PM
Friday, January 19 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 PM 
Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 PM
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of

9 TO 5

Directed by: Molly Lajoie
Music-directed by: Bonnie Romney
Choreographed by: Molly Lajoie

Music and Lyrics by: Dolly Parton
Book by: Patricia Resnick

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?


– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, January 21)
– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.



Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.



Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Violet – The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.
Doralee – A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
Judy – The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.
Franklin Hart – One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Roz Keith – The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Joe – A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
Dwayne – Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Josh – Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Missy – Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Maria – A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Dick – Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
Kathy – A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Margaret – A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Tinsworthy – Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he
Ensemble – Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.